IJLLL 2019 Vol.5(2): 126-132 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2019.5.2.214

On the Subjectivity of Interpreter in Press Conference CI in Mainland China: An Appraisal Approach

Jing Luo and Xiao Ma
Abstract—Press conference interpreting is a relatively formal setting of interpreting in which consecutive interpreting (CI) is often employed. The author chooses to study the subjectivity of the interpreter in the press conference given by the Information Office of the State Council in Mainland China. The topic is not only of theoretical importance but also sheds some lights on real-life interpreting scenario. By studying the subjectivity of the interpreter in consecutive interpreting from the parameters of Attitude, Engagement and Graduation under the Appraisal Theory, the author believes it will help explore the extent to which the interpreter manifests his/her subjectivity in press conference setting, and enable the interpreter to have a better understanding about his/her stance and the strategies he/she might adopt, thus improving the overall quality of consecutive interpreting.

Index Terms—Subjectivity, consecutive interpreting, Appraisal Theory, interpreting strategies.

The authors are with Wuhan University, Hubei Province, China (e-mail: 412172187@qq.com, ma.xiao@whu.edu.cn).

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Cite:Jing Luo and Xiao Ma, "On the Subjectivity of Interpreter in Press Conference CI in Mainland China: An Appraisal Approach," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 126-132, 2019.

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